Friday, April 26, 2019


The Neolithic period, or the young or new stone age, is a prehistoric period of about 11,000 BC. began, and lasted until the Bronze Age. Make sure you are in topic and look likes you’re from the Stone age or Bronze age

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T.R.A.C.S at the Neolithic Area on River Island

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.

One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon. It has been a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument since 1882 when legislation to protect historic monuments was first successfully introduced in Britain. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug, and continued for at least another five hundred years.
The Neolithic Britons who built the monument are genetically distinct from the Modern British. There is evidence to suggest that over 90% of the Neolithic British DNA was overturned by a population from the Lower Rhine characterized by the Bell Beaker culture, who likely spoke an Indo-European language. It is not known if warfare, disease or just continuous large scale immigration caused their replacement.


The Neolithic, (also known as the "New Stone Age"), the final division of the Stone Age, began about 12,000 years ago when the first development of farming appeared in the Epipalaeolithic Near East, and later in other parts of the world. The division lasted until the transitional period of the Chalcolithic from about 6,500 years ago (4500 BC), marked by the development of metallurgy, leading up to the Bronze Age and Iron Age. In Northern Europe, the Neolithic lasted until about 1700 BC, while in China it extended until 1200 BC. Other parts of the world (including the New World) remained broadly in the Neolithic stage of development, although this term may not be used, until European contact.
The Neolithic comprises a progression of behavioral and cultural characteristics and changes, including the use of wild and domestic crops and of domesticated animals.

The term Neolithic derives from the Greek νέος néos, "new" and λίθος líthos, "stone", literally meaning "New Stone Age". The term was coined by Sir John Lubbock in 1865 as a refinement of the three-age system.

What Kind of Clothing Did Neolithic People Wear?
Neolithic people wore handmade cloaks, shoes and head-dressings. During the Neolithic transition, when a large portion of the population settled in sedentary farming communities, advances in textiles, tooling and resources allowed for better quality clothing to be made.

Furs and non-cured hides were among the most popular materials used to make clothing during the Neolithic Age. Furs required the least amount of processing, as they were pinned together with bone fasteners, rather than stitched. They were also the best material to provide protection to the body during harsh, cold winter months.

With the surplus production in agriculture following the transition to sedentary life, cultivators began trading their harvest of flax, cotton, wool and goat hair for specialized services like weaving, making textiles abundantly available. Each household began to weave its own clothing. Some weavers with specialized skills began to manufacture excess clothing for trade of grains, milk and meat. Specialized weavers produced clothing with stitched patterns, dyed textiles and scraped hides.

As the Neolithic transition progressed, people began paying closer attention to their appearance. In addition to better quality clothes, people began enhancing their looks with jewelry and makeup. Women rubbed hematite on their cheeks and lips to create a reddish glow. Seashells and string were used by both men and women to create bracelets, headpieces and necklaces with which they could adorn their cloaks.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Night at the Museum Party at T.R.A.C.S

T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Plaza on River Island

Rami Malek and Night at the Museum

I think most of you have seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody with Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The film premiered in London on October 23, 2018, and became a major box office success, grossing over $879 million worldwide on a production budget of about $50 million. It became the sixth highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide, and the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all-time. Despite mixed reviews for the film itself, Malek's performance received critical acclaim. He won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.
Freddie Mercury and Rami Malek
To prepare for the role as Mercury, Malek moved to London where he employed a dialect coach and movement coach and took piano and singing lessons. For four hours each day, he studied videos of Mercury with his movement coach, Polly Bennett. This included watching the 1985 Live Aid concert video on YouTube at least 1,500 times to perfect his performance for the movie. He also had to get used to singing and speaking with a set of false teeth that mimicked the singer's overbite. Brian May, Queen's guitarist who often attended filming, is quoted as saying that Malek's performance was so accurate that "we sometimes forgot he was Rami".

Rami and his brother Sami
Rami Said Malek was born in Los Angeles, on May 12, 1981, to Egyptian immigrant parents, Said Malek and Nelly Abdel-Malek. He has said he is also "an eighth Greek". His parents left Cairo in 1978 after his father, a tour guide, became intrigued with Western visitors. They settled in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, mostly staying in the San Fernando Valley and rarely venturing into Hollywood. His father sold insurance; his mother is an accountant. Malek was raised in his family's Coptic Orthodox Christian faith and grew up speaking colloquial Egyptian Arabic at home until the age of four. Malek has an identical twin brother named Sami who is younger by four minutes; he is an ESL and English teacher. Malek's older sister, Yasmine, is an ER doctor.

Malek studied at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. Future actresses Kirsten Dunst and Rachel Bilson also studied at the same school. Later, he studied at University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana. He graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Rami Malek began his acting career playing guest roles in the TV series ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘Over There’ and ‘Medium’. His important role was in the American sitcom ‘The War at Home’ (2005–07). It ran for two seasons, earning mostly mixed reviews.

He made his film debut in 2006 with a supporting role in the comedy fantasy film ‘Night at the Museum’. He played the role of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah and reprised his role in the movie’s sequel ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ in 2009. Both the films were commercially successful.
He reprised his role of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah in ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,’ the third installment of the ‘Night at the Museum’ film series, in 2014.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The main building, on the eastern edge of Central Park along Museum Mile in Manhattan's Upper East Side is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. A much smaller second location, The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, contains an extensive collection of art, architecture, and artifacts from Medieval Europe. On March 18, 2016, the museum opened the Met Breuer museum at Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side; it extends the museum's modern and contemporary art program.

The New York State Legislature granted the Metropolitan Museum of Art an Act of Incorporation on April 13, 1870 "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said City a Museum and Library of Art, of encouraging and developing the Study of the Fine Arts, and the application of Art to manufacture and natural life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction and recreations". This legislation was supplemented later by the 1893 Act, Chapter 476, which required that its collections "shall be kept open and accessible to the public free of all charge throughout the year." The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people.
The Great Hall

The permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes, and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are installed in its galleries.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue.

Wim Mertens (born 14 May 1953) is a Flemish Belgian composer, countertenor vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and musicologist. Mertens' style has continually evolved during the course of his prolific career, starting from downright experimental and avant-garde, always gravitating around minimalism, usually, however, preserving a melodic foundation to the forays that he makes into the worlds that he is exploring. His compositional quality has often overweighted the "labelling issue" and reached wider audiences although stemming from a far-from-mainstream musical.

Maximizing The Audience is the first solo release of Belgian multi-instrumentalist and composer Wim Mertens, after he dropped the group name Soft Verdict. The album was composed for the play The Power of Theatrical Madness by Jan Fabre and premiered in Venice on June 11, 1984